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Poster: light into ashes Date: Mar 29, 2011 7:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: another E72 update

Dead.net has sent out an email with a download of the remastered 4/17/72 He's Gone...

In more interesting news, they've also announced the latest Vault discovery:

"While going through the monumental task of transferring, backing up and restoring the Europe '72 multi-track recordings, our team of engineers discovered several tracks that were not listed on any previously circulating track sheets or recordings." (I doubt these are really *new* discoveries for them, but they're announcing them one by one to keep us excited...)

4/21/72 Beat Club, Bremen: At this TV taping in a studio in Bremen, there is an alternate version of "Playing In The Band" to go along with the first version that circulates (we've always said 'you can't have enough 1972 versions of Playing In The Band...') and a very tight "Beat It On Down The Line."

(It looks like the release of 4/21/72 will be way more complete than what we had! The Archive copy is already missing Mr Charlie, Sugaree & Sat Night, on top of these two extra tracks. It's curious that the Dead would do an alternate take of Playing in the Band...maybe it's from the soundcheck?)

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Poster: yesss! Date: Mar 29, 2011 11:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another E72 update

i think this he's gone, and the black throated wind from last week, sound amazing. i was a little concerned by how quiet keith was mixed on the playin' that they released a few weeks ago, but these recent tracks sound much more balanced to me. i think i would probably still like a little more piano in the mix, but all of the instruments sound rich and warm and sit in the stereo field nicely. vocals are perfect too. great mixes overall.

as for the beat-club stuff: i wonder if the alternate version of playin' is a shorter "single" version? since the beat-club material was recorded in a studio (rather than a stage with an audience) the band had the luxury of doing multiple takes if they wanted, so maybe they decided to crank out a tighter and less adventurous version of playin' to offer something more digestible to german tv audiences. i have no idea really, but it is one possible explanation.

and another thought on the beat-club material: will the video footage from this date be included in the E72 box? the saturday night and biodtl are on youtube, and i feel like i have seen some of mr.charlie somewhere (a documentary? anthem to beauty? my imagination?), but the rest of it has probably been sitting in some archive somewhere since it was recorded. in the description for the sat.night video on beat-club's youtube page is this: "Sadly, it's the only official broadcasted song of a whole concert at the Beat Club studio in 1972. But maybe one day their will be some rare and lost tracks released from this performance ...?". maybe rhino managed to wrangle the rights to the footage? i hope so, because the E72 box really needs some video component and, though i would prefer the full show of 4/17, i would love to see more of the beat-club stuff.

sat. night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31wMSaT489Y
biodtl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBAuaJKMOTg

This post was modified by yesss! on 2011-03-30 06:22:22

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 30, 2011 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another E72 update

"as for the beat-club stuff: i wonder if the alternate version of playin' is a shorter "single" version? since the beat-club material was recorded in a studio (rather than a stage with an audience) the band had the luxury of doing multiple takes if they wanted, so maybe they decided to crank out a tighter and less adventurous version of playin' to offer something more digestible to german tv audiences. i have no idea really, but it is one possible explanation."

The Beat Club was the weakest of the 22 performances in Europe during 1972. I don't think the band felt very comfortable there. It's likely one of the reasons the renditions are abreviated (that and the perhaps to accomodate the television broadcast).

Apparently, the rather anal retentive German technicians at the club put the band into a foul mood...

"The Beat Club, a kind of disco joint managed by straightlaced, technical little German shits. 'You vill do it zis vay!' The Grateful Dead follow the rules? Good fucking luck, dudes!" Rock Scully

The Beat Club performance of the Other One has an interesting passage, and the comparatively short Playin' in the Band is not bad, but it's not really all that compelling of a performance compared to the other 21 shows from the tour.

I too wonder what video footage the $400 bucks I'm going to shell out is going to provide. Hope it's the complete Tivolis performance...

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Mar 30, 2011 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another E72 update

I am with you on expectations for the Tivoli video footage.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 30, 2011 3:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another E72 update

exciting stuff!

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